9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Hirosaki
— 1 night
3
Sendai
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Yamagata
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fukushima
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sensō-ji and Tokyo National Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba and Akihabara. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

1
night
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwakiyama Shrine, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then steep yourself in history at Western Style Architecture, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hirosaki Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hirosaki trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tokyo to Hirosaki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect Hirosaki to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites Spas Baths
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Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Iwakiyama Shrine ©
Iwakiyama Shrine
Onsen Resorts

1
night
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Osaki Hachiman Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle), get engrossed in the history at Zuihoden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokaku-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Tanabata Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsutsujigaoka Tenmangu.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sendai route planning site .

Traveling by train from Hirosaki to Sendai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hirosaki in April, expect Sendai to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Yamagata.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Museums
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Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle) ©
Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)
Osaki Hachiman Shrine ©
Osaki Hachiman Shrine
Zuihoden ©
Zuihoden

1
night
Yamagata

Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): head outdoors with Shiginoya Chinuma, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Risshaku-ji Temple.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yamagata tour website .

Traveling by car from Sendai to Yamagata takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sendai in April since evenings lows in Yamagata dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fukushima.

Things to do in Yamagata

Outdoors Spas Historic Sites
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Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple

1
night
Fukushima

Fukushima
Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Fukushima City Minka-en, explore the activities along Bikki Numa, then get to know the fascinating history of Kanuma Nature Hiking Course, and finally appreciate the views at Fudosawa Bridge / Tsubakurodani.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukushima attractions site .

Traveling by car from Yamagata to Fukushima takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Fukushima are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukushima

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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